2013 U18 WJC Video: Connor McDavid, Canada

By Chapin Landvogt
Connor McDavid - Erie Otters

Photo: Erie Otters forward Connor McDavid’s first OHL season was a personal success, and he has carried over that performance to the 2013 U18 WJC (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

Hype is nothing new to Team Canada's Connor McDavid as it has followed him since he was granted exceptional player status as a 15-year-old, which allowed him to compete in the OHL one year earlier than other players in his age group.

To his credit, McDavid has only been stoking the fires of the hype machine, first with his Rookie of the Year performance in the OHL in 2012-13, and now with his equally strong showing at the 2013 U18 World Junior Championship.

McDavid currently leads all scorers at this year's U18 with five goals and six assists for 11 points in four games for Canada. That point total is nearly double the number of points that the second Canadian on the scoring list, Josh Morrissey, has produced at this tournament.

McDavid skated for the Erie Otters in his first OHL season, picking up 25 goals and 41 assists for 66 points in 63 games for one of that league's lesser lights.

McDavid spoke with the media, including Hockey's Future, about his play so far at the U18 tournament.

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